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Q: Anyone regrets of starting a new job on first day?

Yesterday was my first day to start my new job"sales manager", then I found this company even doesn't have company email for the sales to contact customer, instead the boss let everyday uses 163 mail. Then I checked their company website, it's a completely mess with some QQ and Chinese on the English website, hilarious and unprofessional.

 

Then I found the 3 sales girls can't even speak English. Ooops. One girl just worked there for two weeks, the boss still keeps her, that's silly. And Yesterday I found that she even doesn't know how to operate alibaba, she apparently doesn't even have that skill. And the more hilarious thing is the boss let her operate the whole alibaba store and as she doesn't know how to operate it, the store is in a completely mess. 

 

Then I told those girls that I am more familiar with operating alibaba and asked if I can take over the main account operation for the alibaba store. They agreed, then I went to the boss and told him that I am more familiar and those girls agreed for me to  take  over. The boss then went to ask those girls if they agree with me to take it. How dumb he is. Why he wasted his time on somebody who has no such skill to operate the alibaba store? He will only give me unless the girls agreed, but all girls have no skill for B2C platform operation. Why he cares if they ageed or not? He should only appoint somebody has such skills to operate it right?

 

I was hired as their manager, the girls apparently lack of skills and the work they have done are messy because of lack of leadership. The boss just didn't let me lead and train them. I just got a manager title with no manager authority.

 

I am not a fan of this job anymore, I think I might quit soon or the boss will fire me as we aren't even in the same tune.

 

Anyone regrets of starting a new job on first day? Please share your experience.

 

3 years 26 weeks ago in  General  - Shanghai

 
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Viki viki viki...did you not to check their website before decide to go for a job? That's why you ended up where you are! If they have some white guys there, just go and hook up, link up, shack up, marry up, muck up, ‘fess up, split up, pay up, and end up looking to start over with knock up somewhere along the way. If there are only dumb girls there, I  am not suprised that you want to quit on the first day. 

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Oh Vicky, where do we start......

 

So okay, the place is a mess and badly managed. You recognise it so what can you do about it?

 

My advice would be to spend this week looking at how the Sales department works, what doesn't work, what you'd do to make it more professional...

 

You've been hired as the manager so prove to your new boss that you know what you're doing. Write a report on improvements that can be made and how you'd do them. Make sure the report is not critical of the boss...

 

A few pointers...

1) Explain that it would look more professional to clients if all Sales used a compnay email address. Find webhosting companies first who can do this and check their prices (as none are free). Then go to the boss and suggest all sales staff get emails "Sales01@company.cn", Sales02..." etc. Why numbers? Eaier to manage when someone leaves. Of course you email address would be "Vicky@compnayname.cn".

2) Do a review of the Alibaba pages and list improvements you see necessary and what improvement they'll bring in terms of attracting customers.

3) Find out what experience your staff have and where they lack experience. Then suggest training for them. This can be done by you over a few weeks or months. Plan!

4) Review the sales girls performance. If any of them are really bad then speak to the boss about replacing them.

 

Why do all the above? You don't want to leave now as you'll still have a gap in your CV. If you make improvements then those can be added to your CV for when you look for a better job.

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Viki viki viki...did you not to check their website before decide to go for a job? That's why you ended up where you are! If they have some white guys there, just go and hook up, link up, shack up, marry up, muck up, ‘fess up, split up, pay up, and end up looking to start over with knock up somewhere along the way. If there are only dumb girls there, I  am not suprised that you want to quit on the first day. 

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There are two rules in life regarding this.

 

1. If you're single and don't care, sure resign and look for your dream.

2. If you have family to support, suck it up. Do the job!

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Just give them tasks everyday:

1. Alibaba.com improvement

2. X nbr of  customer contact per day

3. Daily reports from each one of your staffer tell you about what they did during the day, what they learned and what they plan for to do next day.

 

check and fix ... good luck

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